Archive for Waverly

HLWW School Board minutes 2/13/23

Monday, February 13, 2023
HLWW HS Media Center
The Monday, February 13, 2023 Regular School Board meeting of the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted ISD #2687 was called to order at 6:02 pm. by Chairperson Heuer. After the pledge of allegiance, roll was taken with the following members present: Heuer, Koch, Borrell, Bravinder, Marketon, Mulvihill and Puncochar. Also present were Superintendent Brad Sellner, Principals Stephanie Kuehn and Jennifer Olson, and Board Secretary Marilyn Greeley.
(Item IV) Koch recommended approval of the agenda; Marketon seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VI) Bravinder recommended approval of the consent agenda; Puncochar seconded; passed unanimously.
The consent agenda included meeting minutes, bills, monthly treasurer report, enrollment, a resignation, a retirement, and communications.
(Item VII, Subd. B) Bravinder recommended approval of the Spring 2023 Coaching Staff; Koch seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. C) Koch recommended Puncochar, Mulvihill and Marketon to be on the superintendent’s evaluation committee; Bravinder seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. E) Bravinder recommended approval of Andy’s Lawn Care for the 2023 lawn care season; Borrell seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. F) Marketon recommended approval that the AIPAC is in compliance with Minnesota Statutes; Puncochar seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. G) Marketon recommended approval of the overnight student trip for High School FFA to Brookings SD March 30-31, 2023 & High School FFA to St. Paul area April 23-25 2023; Koch seconded; passed unanimously.
(Item VII, Subd. H) Puncochar recommended approval of the resolution accepting donations; Bravinder seconded; those in favor: Bravinder, Borrell, Koch, Marketon, Mulvihill, Puncochar and Heuer; those opposed: none; passed unanimously.
(Item IX) Next Meeting Dates:
Work Session Meeting- February 27, 2023 6 pm HLWW HS Media Center
Regular Board Meeting-March 13, 2023 6 pm HLWW HS Media Center
For the full report, visit the district website at or view a copy in the district office.
Heuer adjourned the meeting at 7:34 pm.
Respectfully submitted,
Katie Koch, Clerk
Published in the Herald Journal, March 17, 2023. |

McLeod County Pheasants Forever chapter is proud of its history


As the Pheasants Forever #7 McLeod County Chapter prepares to celebrate at its annual fundraising banquet Saturday, March 11, it is also reflecting on its impact and growth.


Winstock Early Bird Deadline Quickly Approaching

SPONSORED POST – The year is off to a fast start and the Winstock early bird deadline will be here before we know it! Secure your tickets and camping passes now to save big before prices increase March 15. Winstock is the festival that kicks off the summer right, and you won’t want to miss a moment of the fun with Miranda Lambert, Cody Johnson, Jordan Davis, Gabby Barrett, Jo Dee Messina, and so many more.


VIP and campgrounds A, B, C, and D are all SOLD OUT, but you can still get best-available camping and tickets HERE. Very limited reserved seating remains, and these seats will sell out, so do not delay on getting your guaranteed spot at Winstock ’23.
- The complete Winstock performance schedule was recently released and may be found HERE.
- Organizers are also finalizing this year’s Rumble on the Road stops, with dates and locations to be announced soon.
For additional announcements, ticket information, and everything Winstock, go to and sign up for Winstock Email news. Be sure to follow the festival on Twitter @WinstockMNFacebookInstagram, and Snapchat.

Online edition available early Thursday, Feb. 23, print edition delayed by one day

Due to the impending weather, Herald Journal Publishing has decided to release the online versions of our weekly newspapers early Thursday, Feb. 23.

So if you subscribe to the Herald Journal, Delano Herald Journal, or the Enterprise Dispatch, you will soon be able to spend your time curled up at home with a warm blanket, reading all of the great stories we have for you.

Unfortunately, due to the weather, the print copy of the newspaper will be delayed by one day. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Our offices will be closed Thursday, Feb. 23, and reopen Friday, Feb. 24.


First-generation Mexican immigrant realizes dream with launch of authentic ice cream shop in Waverly


Latisha Salomon, a first-generation immigrant from Mexico and long-time resident of Winsted, recently opened La Michoacana Amor Paleteria, an authentic Mexican ice cream shop and restaurant in Waverly.
Along with her children and family members, Latisha and her father Eliseo, who had years of restaurant experience, had dreamed of starting their own business for years.


MNDOT announces winners of “Name a Snowplow” contest

Yer a Blizzard, Harry and Blizzo join the state’s snowplow fleet as winners of the 2023 “Name a Snowplow” contest, along with six other popular names, the Minnesota of Transportation announced today Wednesday, Feb. 8.

More than 64,000 voters cast a ballot in the contest. One newly named snowplow will be assigned to each of MnDOT’s eight districts.

The winning names, in order of vote totals, and their future homes are:

  • Yer a Blizzard, Harry – District 8 (Southwest Minnesota)
  • Blizzo – Metro District (Twin Cities)
  • Clearopathtra – District 1 (Northeast Minnesota)
  • Better Call Salt – District 3 (Central Minnesota)
  • Han Snowlo – District 7 (South Central Minnesota)
  • Blader Tot Hotdish – District 2 (Northwest Minnesota)
  • Scoop! There it is – District 6 (Southeast Minnesota)
  • Sleetwood Mac – District 4 (West Central Minnesota)

The agency invited people to submit creative ideas for snowplow names in December 2022. After receiving more than 10,400 name ideas, MnDOT staff narrowed the list to 60 finalists for the public to vote on. This is the third year that MnDOT has hosted the annual Name a Snowplow contest.

MnDOT now has 25 named snowplows statewide, including Plowy McPlowFace, Betty Whiteout, Duck Duck Orange Truck and The Big Leplowski. In addition to the 24 named snowplows selected through “Name a Snowplow” contests, staff in District 1 chose to add a named snowplow to their region in 2022. Giiwedin, the Ojibwe word for the North Wind, is stationed at MnDOT’s Duluth Truck Station and covers Highway 33 near the Fond du Lac Reservation.

MnDOT will share additional information on its social media pages once the new 2023 names are placed on the snowplows.